Monday, 21 of August of 2017

RI Supreme Court Holds Property Owners Had Standing to Challenge University’s Construction and Subsequent Use of Athletic Field

Editor’s note: This summary originally appeared in Bond Case Briefs and is reprinted with permission. See, http://bondcasebriefs.com/2017/07/04/cases/key-v-brown-university Property owners brought action against private university and city, seeking declaratory judgment that university’s construction of an artificial-turf field hockey field with attendant bleachers, press box, electronic scoreboard, and public-address system was an unlawful use under city zoning ordinances. […]

Source: RI Supreme Court Holds Property Owners Had Standing to Challenge University’s Construction and Subsequent Use of Athletic Field


Infant’s Casket Was Dumped on Sidewalk by Funeral Home Employee

Source: Infant’s Casket Was Dumped on Sidewalk by Funeral Home Employee


NY Appellate Court Affirms Denial of Area Variances

The Board of Zoning Appeals of the Town of Brookhaven denied petitioner’s application for area variances. The decision was upheld by the lower court and this appeal ensued. The court first noted that in determining whether to grant an application for an area variance, a zoning board is required to engage in a balancing test, […]

Source: NY Appellate Court Affirms Denial of Area Variances


Trusts: Weapons of Mass Injustice?

Source: Trusts: Weapons of Mass Injustice?


Fed. Dist. Court in IN Finds Board Considered Sufficient Evidence in Denying Applications for a Permit to Construct a Telecommunications Tower

Plaintiff SBA Towers V, LLC’s (“SBA”) submitted applications for both a Special Exception and a Variance Permit to the Board to construct a new wireless communication facility to improve signal coverage in and around the City of Madison. The proposed tower was a 190-foot wireless telecommunications monopole with a 5- foot lightning rod in a […]

Source: Fed. Dist. Court in IN Finds Board Considered Sufficient Evidence in Denying Applications for a Permit to Construct a Telecommunications Tower


How One Advisor Is Putting 3 Kids Through College For $800,000

Source: How One Advisor Is Putting 3 Kids Through College For $800,000


MS Court of Appeals Holds Short-Term Vacation Rentals were not a Permitted Use

Plaintiffs Tom Bostick and Larry Poe, owners of houses in a residential subdivision in DeSoto County, began offering their houses for short-term rent to transient guests on HomeAway.com and other websites. Their neighbors complained about wild parties, loud music, and out-of-state vehicles coming and going at the houses. DeSoto County argued that these rentals were […]

Source: MS Court of Appeals Holds Short-Term Vacation Rentals were not a Permitted Use


Symposium on Exploring Unsupervised Probate — Call for Papers

Source: Symposium on Exploring Unsupervised Probate — Call for Papers


Article on Artistic Control After Death

Source: Article on Artistic Control After Death


My Patient Is 93 and Has Pneumonia. It’s Time to Talk About Her Death

Source: My Patient Is 93 and Has Pneumonia. It’s Time to Talk About Her Death